Canadian Visa Application Requirements & Guidelines For Nigerians

All you need to know about the Canadian Visa application requirements will be treated here. You will get to know the guidelines on how to apply. We will also show the different types of Canadian Visa you can go for. Also, you will know the Canadian Embassy In Nigeria addresses as well as the cost of applying for a Canadian Visa. As you can see, we have a lot to cover here.

Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film centre Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada’s vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It’s also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.

Canadian Visa Application Requirements

What and what are the needed requirements for applying for Canadian Visa in Nigeria? You will need the following.

  • Completed Visitor Visa (IMM 5257) and Family Information (IMM 5645) forms.
  • An original and copy of your Nigerian passport. The passport will need to be valid for at least six months beyond your date of return and have at least two blank pages.
  • Two colour photographs that meet the visa photo requirements.
  • Proof of application processing fee and, if applicable, biometric fee.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip (i.e. three months bank statements, payslips, proof of investments etc.).
  • If you are not paying for the trip you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents (i.e. a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds).
  • Proof of ties to Nigeria (i.e. employment letter, proof of businesses or assets etc.).
  • Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. accommodation reservations).
  • Also, you may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health.
  • Furthermore, previous passports showing travel history.
  • Additional documents to support your application (i.e. marriage certificates, invitation letters etc.).
  • A self-addressed return courier envelope.
  • Also, Minors (under 18) travelling alone will need a letter of authorisation signed by both parents or legal guardians. For minors travelling with one parent, a letter of authorisation from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.
  • Finally, if you are visiting family or travelling for business you will need an invitation letter detailing the nature of the visit, length of stay, details of the host person or business etc.

NOTE: Paper photographs are not required if you need to supply biometrics.

Detailed document checklist for Visitor Visa.

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Types Of Canadian Visa For Nigerians

There are different types of visas depending on the purpose of your visit or travel to the country.

  • Business Visa
  • Student Visa
  • Tourist Visa
  • Transit Visa and many more.

Please note that the requirements for each of them are totally different.

Also See: Canada Visa Online Application Form for Students, Working Class, Business

Canadian Visa Fees

The visa fees for a Visitor Visa may vary depending on if you pay online or in person at a visa application centre. They should be paid in naira and are subject to change whenever the embassy deems it fit. But generally, there are two types of fees: an application processing fee and a biometric fee.

Estimated fees when paying online and applying in person:

  • Processing fee – about ₦28,000 (about $77)
  • Biometrics (per person) – about ₦24,000 (about $66)

Estimated fees when applying through the VFS Global Visa Application Centre:

  • Processing fee – about ₦28,000 (about $77)
  • Biometrics (per person) – about ₦24,000 (about $66)
  • Service charge – about ₦17,000 (about $47)

Also See: How to Apply for Canada Visa & Application Form – Full Guide

How To Apply Canadian Visa In Nigeria

There are two major ways of applying for a Canadian Visa in Nigeria. One is by ONLINE and the second is through PHYSICAL APPLICATION.

To apply online you will need to have access to a scanner to create digital copies of your documents and a credit card to pay the processing and biometric fees. Online applications can be done through the IRCC website.

Physical Registration can be done at the Canadian Embassy In Nigeria.

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Canadian Embassy in Nigeria

Address:4 Anifowoshe Street,Victoria Island, Lagos
Telephone:(234) 1 271 5650
Hours:Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM – 4 PMFriday 7:30 AM – 1 PM

Canadian Visa Application Centre in Abuja

Address:Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Plot 1161, Memorial Drive,Central Business District, Abuja
Telephone:(234) 815 019 9900
Hours:Monday to Friday 8 AM – 3 PM

 Canadian Visa Application Centre in Lagos

Address:Manor Hall, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way,Third Roundabout, Lekki Phase I – Lagos
Telephone:(234) 815 019 9900
Hours:Monday to Friday 8 AM – 3 PM

Now your questions are satisfied. You can go ahead to apply for Canada Visa in Nigeria from anywhere you are. Good luck as you apply.

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